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breaking overnight-- new details about a 2 alarm fire in bethesda. now at least a dozen people are looking for a new place to stay. officials say the fire broke out late last night-- in the 10-thousand block of hampton mill terrace. firefighters say it started on a balcony on the third floor-- then spread to other units. no one was hurt and the red cross is assisting displaced residents. fire officials believe improperly discarded smoking materials started the blaz
a busy day ahead for president trump-- after a turbulent weekend. this comes as we learn more about why the president's labor secretary cabinet nominee withdrew his nomination-- and reports about contact between president trump's advisors and russian intelligence agents. abc's stephanie ramos breaks it all down. happening today-- thousands of people will protest
thousands of people will protest president trump's immigration policies by taking part in the "day without immigration policies by taking part in the "day without immigrants". lamb public charter school in northwest is expected to be almost empty today. the school is closed because only 14 of the 90 staff members agreed to show up! they are joining immigrants across the country, who are calling out of work and school. administrators say-- they had no choice. workers and business owners from coast to coast have announced plans to take part in the demonstration. and it's not just schools-- a group of popular
also closed today for that protest. that includes oyamel, smoke and barrel, and pizzeria paradiso - among others. if you have a reservation, double check if the place is open. for a full list of closures- and more details about the protest - go to wjla.com. developing now- outrage in a landsdowne community after a memorial- for a baby - struck and killed by a car-- is removed. last year an suv plowed into mindy shulz as she crossed riverside parkway. she was with her 5 month old son tristan who was in a stoller. he was killed. the community built a memorial on the spot-- that stood until monday. the home owners association cleared it away-- calling the memorial a distraction. a friend of the family tells abc7 news that the memorial was meant to comfort the family and remind drivers to slow down. friends of tristan's family say they plan to petition the state to get a more permanent memorial.
for the affordable care act. the insurance company, humana, is pulling out, starting in 20-18. the move will leave a coverage gap in knoxville, tennessee. right now, humana is the only insurer on the obamacare exchange in the knoxville area. humana is the first major insurer to announce.. it will fully exit the affordable care act. this week's announcement humana scrapped its plans for a merger with aetna. a federal judge blocked the deal, saying it would endanger customers. coming up-- breaking news about an apparent assassination in the middle of a malaysian airport. more arrests made overnight. what investigators are saying about claims that north korea may be involved..
they're accused of poisoning kim. before he died monday-- kim told medical workers that 2 women attacked with a chemical spray as he waited for a flight at kuala lumpur international airport. investigators are looking into speculation that north korea dispatched a hit squad to kill him. 10 people are now charged in the abduction and murder of a gaithersburg teen.. whose body was found in springfield. six of the suspects are teens themselves. families are concerned.. this is an indication of a resurgence of gang activity. anna-lysa gayle has more. the controversy over gay rights is re-igniting in tennessee.
lawmakers were two state lawmakers were booed out of a news conference yesterday about two bills they've sponsored. one would require transgender students to use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex. the other is a bill against same-sex marriage. state senator mae beavers says that bill is necessary to protect the tennessee constitution, which prohibits same-sex marriage. tennessee residents passed a tennessee residents passed a state constitutional amendment in 2006, banning same-sex unions.. with 81-percent of the vote. the supreme court overturned that amendment in 20-15, when it legalized same-sex marriag
a battle is brewing in d.c. over feral cats. an estimated 40-thousand stray cats are running wild in d.c. biologists say they invade wildlife areas. and they're killing off native species, including robins, chipmunks, and rabbits. in d.c., stray cats are not considered an invasive species, even though they're non-native predators. in the past nine years, cat advocate groups neutered more than 15-thousand cats, and returned them to the streets of d.c. that has wildlife advocates concerned. former d.c. councilman tommy wells now runs d.c.'s department of energy and environment. he's now calling for a new policy, so cat populations can be controlled. a group of puppies e
morning after they were stolen in the middle of the night. they were taken monday night from the pet adoption league of yukon. security footage shows two suspects sneaking outside the shelter monday night, they're believed to have broke in and taken the pups. it turns out-- they were not working for cruella deville. troopers say they went to the home of a former shelter employee, lo and behold they found the puppies. right now-- no charges are being filed. when police asked how the puppies got there-- the suspects said they found them on the street. at xx time for weather. toss to eileen toss to eileen - cold & blustery today - warmer for the holiday weekend - no significant rain changes today: partly cloudy. cold & blustery. highs: 39-43 feels: 24-32 winds: nw 10-20 g 30 mph tonight: partly cloudy. lighter winds. lows: 22-29
wildlife during take off--- and we don't mean a bird. the plane hit a deer yesterday as it was taking off. the pilot declared an emergency and quickly brought the plane back to the airport. the plane was leaking jet fuel- so it was sprayed with flame retardant. no one was hurt. the deer got away.. and hasn't been seen since. happening today - the american red cross is holding the first of a series of blood drives in our area. blood donations are urgently
starts today at 8:30 at the library of congress. then friday and saturday at the dr. charles drew donation center in the northwest. drives will continue across the city throughout the winter. you can check the redcross.org for more locations. 21st century fox is teaming up with amc theaters to let you see hidden figures to celebrate black history month, 14-amc theaters across the country on saturday will screen the oscar nominated film free of charge. the civil rights era nasa drama is nominated for three academy awards including best picture. if you haven't seen it-- the movie is supposed to be pretty good. it currently has a 92-percent rating on rotten tomatoes. there is much more coming up on good morning washington. brianne carter.. what are you working on? and seven is on your side all throughout the 2016 olympics. just text the word "rio" to 4-3-8-1-7 to sign up for text alerts about your
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good morning washington. toss to eileen - cold & blustery today - warmer for the holiday weekend - no significant rain changes today: partly cloudy. cold & blustery. highs: 39-43 feels: 24-32 winds: nw 10-20 g 30 mph tonight: partly cloudy. lighter winds. lows: 22-29 winds: nw 5-10 mph friday: partly to mostly sunny. light winds. highs: 48-53 winds: wsw 5 mph